Jim Morrison outside Westbury Music Fair. April 19, 1968
when Morrison was asked in interviews about what singers influenced him the most, he often gave credit to Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Both Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley were notable for their on-stage charisma that attracted throngs of hysterical, screaming female fans in the 1940s and 1950s, respectively. Morrison probably studied Sinatra and Elvis very carefully to learn why those two singers attracted the hysteria they did, then tried to cultivate that hysteria himself.